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Birthday cake! 🎂Friends 👦🏿🧒🏾👧🏻 Presents!🎁
And surprises! 😍
Kareem's Birthday Ride is the 3rd multicultural picture book in the Naturebella's Kids Book Series.📚 Filled with vibrant illustrations and a rhyming text, this book is an entertaining story to read to a baby or for any child learning to read on their own.🔴💛 Find this book and the rest of the Naturebella’s Kids Book Series at www.naturebellaskids.com. #representationmatters#diversitymatters
Storytime Shaped Snacks
We tried out our first #storytimesnacks (an awesome idea by @literacyforlittles, check her out for LOTS of reading tips!) to engage the kids in some healthy eating and reading together.
I must say, this worked A TREAT (😉) for Little Miss K (12mo) who, unlike her book-loving brother, never ever sits long enough to finish a story.
I got both their attention and managed to sneak in some healthy calories and shape matching (with food) altogether. 🙌🏻
This book is Treasure Island, a shapes primer by @babylitbooks, written by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Alison Oliver. You could use any other books on shapes but I love this one because we get to talk about shapes with a context. Swipe to see how it looks like inside.
How I read using full sentences:
"🌟STAR! (point and trace)! The octopus is holding on to a 🌟STAR (point). The treasure chest has a 🌟STAR (point) around the keyhole. Can you find a 🌟STAR on your plate?"
Mr L (almost 3yo) enjoyed matching the food shapes and ate them all in sequence. 😆 Miss K obviously had her own ideas and ate what she liked on her plate. 😒 I tried to follow her lead and flipped to the page that matched the shape she was holding on to to make that connection.
Not sure how much she absorbed, but I guess it's all about the exposure!
Featuring: strawberry heart, peanut butter bread square, banana crescent, avocado star, cream cheese bread triangle, cucumber rectangle, blueberry circle, egg oval
📚In Pursuit of a Balanced Reading Diet📚
S's reading selection used to be entirely curated and vetted by me. When he was still reading simple books with more illustrations than words, I only needed a quick flip to assess the content. When he ventured into the world of chapter books, I handed him the books I knew - The Faraway Tree series, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz. He devoured them all. But he also talked incessantly about Captain Underpants which he had heard about from his classmates. I bought the first 3 books and he inhaled them, over and over. I skimmed the first book. Not much in terms of literary merit or big life lessons, just harmless fun fluff. The Bridget Jones's Diary to Pride and Prejudice, if you will.
Was it okay to open the door for him to a world of twaddle? Why am I letting him choose trivial formulaic books when we have an ocean of good literature to swim in? I struggled with it and I cringe whenever E asks me to read the PJ Masks reader book yet again. I considered pruning our heaving shelves to allow only the nourishing literary fruit to remain. That PJ Masks book would be the first to go. I left them all in the end. I give the boys easy access to good prose, when reading aloud I reach for the tales that will endure, I steer them towards gentle wise books. One day, they will be the ones filling their own literay plates. There will be sweet wholesome fruit as well as gummybears on offer. I can't clear away the gummybears but I hope that I can give them the wisdom to always fill their plates with nourishing life-giving fruit and take just a small handful of gummybears for dessert.
What we are currently reading:
📚Me: Erin Loechner, Chasing Slow (audio book)
📚S: Captain Underpants
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Happy Tuesday, folks! Did it feel like a Monday for anyone else? 🙋🏼♀️ well, we are only 3 days away from the weekend and I am already savoring it 🍝
📚 As I mentioned in some old stories, I am trying to read Emma different stories mainly in Italian. This week we are reading a classic by Tony Wolf who is an Italian writer and illustrator whose real name is Antonio Lupatelli. 👉🏻 I personally love his stories about fairies, animals, gnomes giants and other imaginary creatures. The imagination really flies high when you read his stories✨✨✨
In Italy his books are published by @giuntieditore and here in the US I found some used copies on @amazon And @abebooks •
I hope you guys enjoy my posts about books because there will be more coming! What do your kids like to read?
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Come read with me!
Mr. and Mrs. Moose are having friends over for Thanksgiving, but Mrs. Moose is disappointed there's no turkey. Mr. Moose will do anything to make his beloved wife happy, so he sets out to find her a turkey. With the help of his friends, he finds Turkey and brings him back home to his wife. Mrs. Moose is over the moon with delight when she sees him. Turkey, on the other hand, isn't too thrilled about being there. Will he end up on the table? Come read with me and find out!
The video link is in my profile. 😉🤗
Just some cuteness to get you through the week!
Did you know that reading bedtime stories to your little ones every night assist in reading preparedness, comprehension skills, and instills important elements of communication?
We have another reader! Makaela and Nathan walked around with a book in their faces from the time they learned to read. Bry read with me the last thing before bedtime prayers and started God Called A Girl while I did my makeup. #littlereaders#bonuskid#alwayshappy